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Monday, July 18, 2011

I've been away...

  CAMPING!!!
Dryberry Lake (Ontario), far into the forest, 
3.5 hours from home...

We did a pit stop, looked at some 
of our maps, let the dogs out..
  Off the highway, onto a rugged road, 
about 2-3 miles long...
  Slow going... You can see our speed on the GPS.
 It took about 50 minutes off road,
and finally we get to the boat launch.
  We are off! My Bro and SIL ahead of us, for the 30-40 minute boat ride to find a camp spot...
 Weighted down with all our camp gear...
 Yup! I'm there! 8-)
Very rocky...
 Beautiful...
 Bro's dogs love going for boat rides, 
and camping...
 Our fur-girls stayed at "doggy hotel" for the weekend, and sure happy when we 
picked them up again! 8-)

A bit of fishing done... not catches...
 A foggy morning...
 All in one boat touring the lake...
 A stop to check out another camp spot for future use, and the dogs checking things out...
 A carving at that site...
 I've never seen so many loons together on the water... Though I only caught some on photo, there must have been around 25 together...
 The guys and the dogs did a bit of climbing...
 To take photos of Native rock paintings...
 While us gals waited in the boat...
 This is the sandy beach we camped at...
 Very clean water! Beautiful!! 8-)
Because of the heat, we swam quite a bit...
 View of our camp from the boat...
 Bro's screen tent under an extra large tarp to keep a bit cooler and for good shade...
 Our tents and BBQ table...
 DH even found a place to hang his hammock!!
 Our view from camp...
 At sunset...
 Blueberry bushes I discovered right around camp just before packing up...
 A waterfall from a higher level lake in the area that DH showed me on the way back to the dock to head on home yesterday...
It was the first time in my DH's boat, 
much to his pleasure...  
I got just a tad-sunburned...
I actually went swimming 4 times! If you know me, that doesn't happen very often, especially in lake waters... but it was so very clean and hot, 
I just had too!! 8-)
Very happy we had the screen tent 
cause the bugs were many!
We had a lightening show we watched far off in the distance one night, expected rain, thunder, and lightening, but ended up with a REALLY BIG wind storm at about 2:30am for about an hour, with only 2 minutes of spitting rain...

  It was a wonderful weekend! 
Thanks Bro, SIL, and DH! 8-)

Time to do laundry and clean up stuff!
Will do my blog visits soon... 8-)
Myra

14 comments:

Brenda said...

Myra, that was a beautiful spot to camp in!!! And blueberries too!!
thanks for showing us where you went - and I am glad you went swimming!! Souded like alot of fun!!

Lotte said...

What an amazing view! It is a very beautiful camp spot!

Dolores said...

Oh my, it looks wonderful, beautiful, simply splendid. We haven't gone camping in so long. Too bad there were no fish that wanted to be caught. I hope you aren't sweltering under the heat today.

Hazel said...

Beautiful scenery and that water looks crystal clear .Glad you had a great time .

Ann Marie said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend!!!

Joanne said...

Glad you had a good weekend - perfect weather for it. Too bad about the bugs though.

LiaL said...

I am no camper but my camera would have loved it there!!! What an awesome place!

Peg said...

What a wonderful trip - love the sunset!

Mary-Kay said...

Great photos! I've never heard of Dryberry Lake but it looks just beautiful. Kind of reminds me of Algonquin Park.

soggibottom said...

I can see what it's like your side now Myra. Looks like bliss :-) x x x

Guðrún said...

This is real camping! How hot did it get? Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures Myra! A couple good ones for a frame there too! Thanks so much for sharing these with us. I am so glad you went and had such a good time!

WK

em's scrapbag said...

Sounds fabulous! I love camping!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a beautiful place! We love to go camping but at my age I'm way past the tent camping..wouldn't be able to get up if I tried to sleep on the ground! We have camper now and I love it! blessings, marlene